Siena's fame as an important university city is confirmed during summer. Whilst the Italian students spend the summer back home with their families or chilling on the beach the dormitories of the university and B&B's of the area fill up with students who take advantage of the city's summer studying and master programs.
The Accademia Musicale Chigiana has been hosting a famous Master in Classical music for a long time. Famous musicians of the classical music circuit (e.g. Daniel Barenboim) have been training here in the past. The Chigiana's Music Master Classes take place in July and August and bring some big names of classical music to town for the Chigiana's Music Master Classes.
Siena's Jazz School is the first and only Italian Jazz school so far that offers a Bachelor and Masters in Jazz. The school's firsummer program has been reviewed recently by the Downbeat magazine, also known as the bible of jazz: Downbeat's review of Siena Jazz
The Siena Art Institute has an great summer program for students of the visual arts. They also have an artists in residence summer program for. Visual artists but also writers can apply (more information on their website).
SIENA ART INSTITUTE
FINE ARTS, MUSIC AND SIGN LANGUAGE
Siena School for Liberal Arts offers summer courses on topics like Book Restoration, Renaissance and Baroque music, Intensive Italian and Cultural Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Art in Florence and Siena. Worthy of a special note are the courses focusing on Italian and Cultural Studies for deaf students. Well done for making travelling and studying abroad easier and accessible to deaf people!
Siena School for Liberal Arts - SUMMER COURSES
The Università per Stranieri di Siena (university for foreigners in Siena) organizes special Italian language classes during summer for students from the US and China.
UNIVERSITA' PER STRANIERI